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with senator rand paul and congressman paul ryan. >>> and when salt kills. new warnings about hidden dangers, especially for young kids. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i covered the middle east for a long time, watched american presidents try to navigate the mine fields of the region and the peace process. overall, president obama sets the right tone this week during this, his first trip to israel since taking office. but there's certainly a lot of hard work ahead, if he hopes to make any real inroads towards peace and deal with huge dangers in the region now. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by, and john king are joining us from amman, jordan, where the president wrapped up his trip. he has done well in jordan, now the hard work begins. where do we go from here? >> reporter: the white house feels he accomplished what they set out as his primary goal, which was to reconnect with the israeli people
. senator rand paul is ambitious, certainly on the rise right now. my interview with the senator just ahead. >>> the world had a close call last month when a meteor exploded above russia. could the next one wipe out all of life on earth? what can we do if anything to stop it? >>> plus, was it something he said? a big city mayor in the middle of a big speech when he was violently interrupted. he'll join us to talk about what happened. brightest rising stars in the republican party. senator rand paul of kentucky is fresh off a first place finish at a presidential straw poll among influential conservatives and a show stopping filibuster in the united states senate. today he weighed into one of the most controversial issues in the country, comprehensive immigration reform. on top of all of that, we've just learned his travel plans will include a major fundraiser, get this, in iowa. senator paul will join us live in just a moment but first let's get background from our white house correspondent brianna keeler who is walking into the situation room. he is certainly a star on the rise. >> he is. w
cain recently called rising republican star rand paul a wacko-bird. paul responded at the cpac conference. >> the gop of old has grown stale and moss-covered. [ cheers ] i don't think we need to name any names, do we? >> reporter: now, these divisions have become personal lately in the gop, and i think a way, wolf, we don't normally see. but they're substantive divisions as well. how to tackle the issues like immigration reform, things like same-sex marriage. something that's becoming increasingly popular. and, also, how to tackle women's issues in a way that doesn't repel women, as mitt romney did in november. >> lots of work ahead. thanks very much, brianna for that report. the report, by the way, repaired by the republican national committee, is remarkably blunt in discussing the party's problems. the rnc chairman is blunt, as well. reince priebus is joining us now live from party headquarters. reince, thanks very much for coming in. >> hey, wolf. thanks for having me. i told you it was going to be big and bold, and i know a lot of people didn't expect it this way. but that's what we
to earth. but the house budget chairman paul ryan pushes ahead with his plan to balance the nation's books with major spending cuts. he'll join us live this hour. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room. . >>> it may be president obama's first official visit to israel but all eyes right now are on syria. the president says he's trying to find out if the damascus regime has crossed a u.s. red line by using chemical weapons against syrians. >> we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in syria right now you've got a war zone. you have information that's filtered out but we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened. we know that there are those in the syrian government who have expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if necessary to protect themselves. i am deeply skeptical of any claim that in fact it was the opposition that used chemical weapons. once we establi the facts, i have made clear that the use of chemical weapons is a game changer. >> strong words from the president. let's go straight to cnn's john king. he's on the scene trav
relationships may affect his decision on same-sex marriage is an open question. paul smith has some insight. he's an openly gay attorney who argued one of the landmark cases involving gay rights, striking down laws banning sexual relations between same-sex couples. before that, he was also a clerk for justice lewis powell. >> i think it has some impact on people to know family members and friends who are out and gay and happy and functioning in society. on the other hand, it's not by any means going to be a good prigtor. >> reporter: we'll find out starting tuesday when the court hears the challenge to problem decision 8, california's asame-sex marriage ban. that challenge is brought by california couples including jeff and paul who say they have a right to marry just like heterosexual couples and the state's domestic partnership laws aren't good enough. >> the term "marriage" is important. it has global recognition. no one celebrates a domestic partnership-versary. they celebrate an an aversery of marriage. >> that was joe johns reporting. and we'll tell you a strange legal alliance will argue
and right converging, rand paul filibust r filibustering in protest of the white house's refusal to turn over legal documents, you're having new political opposition to the drone campaign. it went from the campaign now to political headache for the president. >> you write this in the article, the article entitled "so who can we kill." in the u.s. president obama's problem may be secrecy by treating the drone campaign as a secret, and paranoid scenarios like the casual killing of americans at home. the secrecy is becoming a big problem for the president. >> a huge problem. i think the white house understands this. in fact, this is why it appears the president is going to give some kind of a speech on this subject. the white house won't confirm this on the record. there's a lot of buzz in these circles right now that they're putting this speech together. may be coming in a matter of weeks. and i think the goal here is for the president to try to calm people down, to say, this is -- we can be transparent about this. this is just another tool we use to fight terrorism. it's a military tool,
? jimmy: happier than paul revere with a cell phone. ronny: why not? anncr: get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> we're now an amazing story to share with you about a newborn baby boy found in the new york city subway system and later adopted by the couple that includes the man who found him. cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns is walking into the situation room right now to share this story. tell our viewers what happened. >> a main argument in the gay marriage debate is whether marriage should be between a man and a woman for procreation, having and caring for children. but at a very human level that doesn't take into account all the children that are abandoned, neglected, put up for adoption. this is a story about a child discarded on the street but raised by a same sex couple and it changed all their lives. >> you want a grounder? >> reporter: a rite of spring in a new york city park. >> nice throw. >> reporter: a 12-year-old kid tossing a baseball around with one of his two dads. >> how did you get into baseball? >> i was playin
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